Chevrolet present a huge surprise at the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). At the annual event that took place in Las Vegas, United States (US), Chevrolet presented a concept car called Chevrolet E-10.
The Chevrolet E-10 Concept is a fusion of the classic design of a 1960s Chevrolet pickup truck but the twist is that it packed a futuristic engine. This is because the E-10 is categorized as an all-electric truck.
Under the bonet, the E-10 Concept uses electric Connect & Cruise technology. The application of technology is a big step forward in electric engine technology because this technology allows the car to be paired with three electric motors at once.
The Chevrolet E-10 Concept itself uses two eCrate electric motors capable of producing power equivalent to 450 hp. The power is sent to the rear wheels using a four-speed SuperMatic 4L75-E four-speed automatic transmission.
The power source of the E-10 comes from a 60 kWh battery which is also nested on the Chevrolet Bolt EV. According to the carmaker, the concept car can push from 0-100 km / h in just a mere 5 seconds.
There has been no information on how long the lithium-ion battery is able to push the car in a single charge. But if you look at the ability of the Chevrolet Bolt, it is estimated that the Chevrolet E-10 Concept can go as far as 643 km on a single charge.
“It’s all still in the testing stage, but this concept brings the electric option for hot rodders much closer to reality.” – Russ O’Blenes, director of Performance Variants, Parts & Motorsports Chevrolet
Visually, it maintains the overall shape and dimensions of the original model but there is a Chevy logo that lights up, LED lights on the back and front.
A similar modern touch was also made to the cabin, where the instrument cluster display is now completely digital. The rest of the interior that is maintained is a classic layout and a new set of leather seats.
Simply put, It does not look much different from a regular C-10 – although there are a lowered suspension, bright orange paint and 20/22-inch alloy wheels (front/back) that support it.
The sound is not too different, thanks to the sound emulator. There are three speakers on the Chevrolet C-10 Concept – one at the front and two at the back – with five different modes.
The owner can choose between the sound of the LS7 Camaro Z28 in Track or Touring mode, the regular V8 sound (in this mode, the front speakers make induction noise while the two rear voices sound. Plus, it reacts to gear changes too.
The company claims that the production of one E-10 will only take 18 weeks. Since the Chevrolet E-10 Concept offers an EV ‘crate’ powertrain the classic vehicle enthusiasts can spring their budget to take this car home.